But will they be competitive in other sports too?
Men's track won the last five GCAC outdoor team championships but has not produced many qualifiers for NAIA nationals.
Women's track was second to Xavier in the GCAC last season.
Volleyball is 0-18 all-time against Xavier, so they do not appear to be a threat to Spring Hill at this time.
Women's basketball won 103 games the last five seasons but has not qualified for NAIA nationals since 2007.
Men's basketball has not qualified for nationals since 2008...0-4 in four trips to nationals. Sixth place in GCAC last season. Second-year coach Frederick Summers was the GCAC Coach of the Year at Talladega in 2017-18.
Baseball and softball both finished eight games below .500 last season. Softball did qualify for NAIA nationals opening round, then got shut out in both games. Baseball reached 30 wins four straight years from 2015-18.
Men's cross country upset Xavier for the 2017 GCAC team title, and junior Solomon Stevens was the GCAC individual champ in 2017 and 2018. But his best 8K time at the conference meet would not put him in the top 10 at last year's SIAC meet.
Women's cross country was fourth in the GCAC last season. Best finisher's time would have ranked 26th at SIAC meet.
In the GCAC all-sports standings of 2018-19, Xavier was first with 56 1/2 points, and Edward Waters was second with 41.